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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Food Safety Consulting Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

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How much should I pay for Food Safety Consulting Services?

What is the average price of Food Safety Consulting Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Food Safety Consulting Services. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Food Safety Consulting Services been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Food Safety Consulting Services yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Food Safety Consulting Services?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Food Safety Consulting Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

There are an estimated 1,500 suppliers, with the top four players accounting for less than 30.0% of total market revenue. As such, the market has a low market share concentration. Market fragmentation is largely attributable to the wide range of suppliers available and few barriers to entry, allowing new suppliers... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Experience and Expertise

How long have you provided these products to your longest-tenured client?

What qualifications does your staff have and what measures do you take to keep those qualifications up to date?

What industry do you most commonly supply this product for?

To what extent will ordering multiple products from your firm allow me to save on costs?

What is your repeat business rate for businesses in my industry and how does that compare to your overall rates?

Supply Chain Risk

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to raw input materials? How has that changed?

Has the availability of raw materials tightened due to the coronavirus outbreak?

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to labor?

How have fluctuations in input prices affected the prices of your products during the past three years?

How do you mitigate sudden price increases in raw materials?

When input prices rise, how much of the cost is absorbed by you and how much is passed onto buyers?

How, if at all, has your supply chain been affected by import tariffs levied in 2018?


How do you manage regulatory change? Do you have regulation advisers or methods to track regulation?

How have changing regulations influenced your pricing now and how will the changes affect prices over the life our proposed agreement?

What ongoing training procedures do you provide for your staff?

Have you ever been found to be noncompliant with regulatory frameworks?

Amid widespread health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?


How many years has your company been a provider of food safety consulting services? How does that measure up to the market average?

What similar projects have you worked on in the past?

Does your business specialize in providing services to particular industries?

What is a challenge you had on a similar project and how did your team handle it?

Will your more tenured staff be involved in my project? To what extent?


Why are your rates higher or lower than your competitors'?

How does your company maintain a competitive edge over your competitors?

Who are your leading competitors in this market?

Can you provide testimonials from at least three past clients and current clients?

Legal Knowledge

What steps does your company take to stay up-to-date with all regulations that pertain to my operations?

What type of training does your staff receive?

What is the average amount of education completed within the team that will be assigned to my project?

Has a client ever experienced legal repercussions because they failed to comply with regulations following services contracted by your company? What was the end result?

Customer Service

How do you evaluate customer satisfaction and how frequently?

How do you address dissatisfaction among your customers?

How often do you provide your customers with progress reports? What do these reports contain?

Will my project be assigned an account manager? How many accounts will they manage at a time?

How do you provide clients with relevant and timely information about the coronavirus that impacts the market?

Cost Overruns

How often does your company have challenges staying within the predetermined budget?

What cost-savings methods does your company employ?

Who is in charge of monitoring and maintaining the budget on projects?

What contingency fee is built into the cost proposal?

Staff Turnover

What is your average staff turnover rate?

How long has each member of the team that would be assigned to my project been with your company?

What attracts and retains valuable employees at your company?

In the event that an employee assigned to my project leaves your company, will they be replaced with someone who is equally qualified?

Amidst widespread health concerns, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

If one exists, buyers should specify their budget for the services and related products and services they desire. Buyers should also provide information about any budgetary constraints.

Vendors should submit a detailed cost breakdown for the desired services and the hourly rates of any personnel working on the project.

Buyers should inquire about any additional charges and travel compensation for consultants.

Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price for assistance in creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate potential vendors based on relevant qualifications and technical skills of the vendor's staff, as well as their professional experience in similar projects.

Buyers should evaluate potential vendors based on their approach to meeting the project's needs.

Buyers should evaluate potential vendors based on their cost proposals.

For other selection criteria requirements, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should disclose the RFP's issue date.

Buyers should disclose the due date for any questions or clarifications from suppliers.

Buyers should disclose when they will answer any questions or clarifications.

Buyers should disclose the date of the award announcement.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The supply chain associated with food safety consulting services is considered to have a moderate level of risk of creating service disruptions. Suppliers of this service rely on various upstream suppliers, including computer and software retailers, laboratory testing equipment wholesalers, chemical suppliers and office space leasing firms. Suppliers perform... Subscribe to learn more.